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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />1 ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br /> <br />CONTINUED <br />PUBLIC <br />HEARING <br />(BUDGET <br />1969-70) <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />18:7479 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />JUNE 30, 1969 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in an <br />adjourned regular meeting in the Council Chamber of the Arcadia <br />City Hall on June 30, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. <br /> <br />Mayor C. Robert Arth <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Considine, Rage, Helms', Arth <br />Councilman Butterworth (excused at the meeting of June 25). <br /> <br />With an announcement by Mayor Arth that consideration of the <br />unfinished portion of the proposed budget for 1969-70 is now in <br />order, the following is a summary of such proceedings. <br /> <br />With reference to his report dated June 24, the City Manager <br />explained the approach used by staff in reaching its recommendations <br />as contained therein; he stated in part that he had indicated to <br />each employee organization that as a guide to the prevailing rate <br />staff would use 16 cities and gave each a list of those cities. He <br />expressed concern that it was stated he had not met and conferred in <br />good faith and explored meetings and recalled that in toto the amount <br />of time spent in discussion with one particular group would be about <br />12 hours - but that no record has been kept thereof. He continued <br />that he had met with the employee groups in an effort to work out <br />wage and benefit differences; that a joint memorandum of agreement <br />had been reached withctwo groups, i. e., Local 606-C of the American <br />Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and with the <br />Arcadia Firemen's Relief Association; that an understanding had <br />not been reached with the Employee's Association or with the Police <br />Relief Association. <br /> <br />Percentage spreads were explored from a comparison with the 16 cities <br />which was indicated on a chart on display in the Chamber. His <br />recommendations for the police department were explained which he <br />stated averaged about 9 percent and were the highest of any employee <br />group and that the prevailing rate approach to negotiations had been <br />used in determining the different increases in police ranks, which <br />he stated in part would place the local police about midway up the <br />'list of the 16 cities surveyed. He noted there are several requests <br />upon which it had been agreed to take up in later study sessions. <br /> <br />Thomas Bednark, representing the Arcadia Police Relief Association, <br />stated in part that discussions with management had reached an <br />impasse and pointed out what was felt by the association to be the <br />differences' in fringe benefits and insufficient salary spreads <br />between police ranks in order to maintain incentive and retain <br />trained personnel. In answer to a question he stated that in his <br />opinion the local police have'comparable responsibilities and hazards <br />faced by cities like Los Angeles. He asked that the legislative body <br />act as a negotiating committee and meet with the Association in an <br />executive session. <br /> <br />Sam Hunegs, representative of the Local 606-C, stated in part that <br />he did meet and confer in good faith with the City Manager and <br />referred to the joint memoranda of agreement which he hoped would <br />be approved and adopted by the City Council. <br /> <br />6-30-69 <br /> <br />- I - <br />